20 WTO Lawyers ranked in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

08.15.2016

Denver: The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 edition ranks 20 Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) lawyers in 15 practice areas. The publication also lists three WTO attorneys as Denver “Lawyers of the Year,” an award presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. 

New to the list are WTO partners Joseph A. Farchione and Tamera D. Westerberg. Other ranked WTO lawyers include Scott S. Barker, Andrew C. Efaw, Carolyn J. Fairless, John M. Fitzpatrick, Hugh Q. Gottschalk, James E. Hooper, Kevin J. Kuhn, Raymond W. Martin, Craig R. May, Habib Nasrullah, N. Reid Neureiter, Michael L. O’Donnell, Terence M. Ridley, Edward C. Stewart, John R. Trigg, John M. Vaught, Malcolm E. Wheeler, and Michael T. Williams

Best Lawyers rankings are compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers.  

Lawyers of the Year – Denver, CO 
Carolyn Fairless, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants 
Habib Nasrullah, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants
Michael O’Donnell, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Scott S. Barker 
Hugh Q. Gottschalk
Michael L. O’Donnell

Commercial Litigation
Scott S. Barker
Carolyn J. Fairless
Hugh Q. Gottschalk
Habib Nasrullah
Reid Neureiter
Michael L. O’Donnell
Terence M. Ridley
Edward C. Stewart
John R. Trigg
John M. Vaught
Tamera D. Westerberg
Michael T. Williams

Employment Law – Management
Raymond W. Martin

Environmental Litigation
Scott S. Barker

Insurance Law
Terence M. Ridley
John M. Vaught

Insurance Litigation
Craig R. May
Terence M. Ridley
John M. Vaught

Intellectual Property Litigation
Carolyn J. Fairless
Hugh Q. Gottschalk

Labor and Employment
Raymond W. Martin

Legal Malpractice Defense
Carolyn J. Fairless
Michael L. O’Donnell

Mass Tort/Class Action
Scott S. Barker 
John M. Fitzpatrick
Habib Nasrullah
Michael L. O’Donnell
Michael T. Williams

Medical Malpractice Law
Joseph A. Farchione
John M. Fitzpatrick
Kevin J. Kuhn

Personal Injury Defense Litigation
John M. Fitzpatrick
Craig R. May
Michael L. O’Donnell
Edward C. Stewart
Malcolm E. Wheeler

Product Liability Litigation
Andrew C. Efaw
John M. Fitzpatrick
Hugh Q. Gottschalk
James E. Hooper
Craig R. May
Habib Nasrullah
Michael O’Donnell
Edward C. Stewart
John R. Trigg
Malcolm E. Wheeler
Michael T. Williams

Professional Malpractice Defense
Andrew C. Efaw
Carolyn J. Fairless
John M. Fitzpatrick
Kevin J. Kuhn
Michael L. O’Donnell

Securities Litigation
John M. Vaught

Over the past decade, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have won 81 complete trial verdicts, 41 complex arbitrations, and 65 significant appeals nationwide for our clients. Established in 1998, WTO currently numbers 100 lawyers. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, arbitrations, and related matters, including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation.